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#12638747 - 02/21/18 06:23 AM Balanced Jig
kaboboom Online   content

Registered: 08/31/08
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First up, I want to thank karstopo and meadowlark for introducing me to making balanced leeches in the Fly Tying section. I want to use this technique to make cheap crappie jigs I can simply suspend off the back of my boat, and have the rocking motion do the work...still fishing. I used Eagle Claw 570-8 (sz 8) jig hooks and cut about a 1/3 off the tip of a dressmaker's pin to extend the front, then attached and melted a piece of 25 # mono to secure 2 steel craft bead eyes. I dressed this first one with some scraps, and now I want to go buy variations of the 3 materials...chenille, marabou, and dyed Chinese saddle hackles. I know this is a departure from lead head jigs. It's pretty light, but it sits fairly horizontal (I've got it balanced here). Thought this group might have some interest.

Balanced crappie jig

Edited by kaboboom (02/21/18 06:33 AM)

#12638911 - 02/21/18 08:24 AM Re: Balanced Jig [Re: kaboboom]
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Registered: 01/10/09
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Loc: Over here...
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#12640997 - 02/22/18 09:15 AM Re: Balanced Jig [Re: kaboboom]
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Thought I should post one better balanced and with better materials. Again, not a heavy fly...for use on a fly rod.

Balanced Jig #2

Edited by kaboboom (02/22/18 09:25 AM)

#12641058 - 02/22/18 09:46 AM Re: Balanced Jig [Re: kaboboom]
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Registered: 04/23/11
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Very nice! I'd try it
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#12643517 - 02/23/18 02:33 PM Re: Balanced Jig [Re: kaboboom]
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Loc: Dallas,& Freestone counties
clap Very realistic looking critters. I bet they will hunt great!


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